As kids, didn’t we all love Rocket Power? Ok, this might be a bit specific to people in my generation, I’m looking at you Millenials, so if you’re not familiar with the show, I’ll explain a bit. Rocket Power is a show that used to be on Nickelodeon and revolved around this gnarly (yes I used gnarly but you’ll understand why soon enough) group of kids who were magically all amazing at extreme sports, think skateboarding, rollerblading, surfing, dirt biking, and basically anything you’d see in the X-Games. Long story short, it was a great show and made anyone who wanted to watch it have their parents go to Toys-R-Us (too soon to mention?) and buy them a skateboard so they could try to become the next member of Rocket Power.
But why do I mention this? What does this have to do with anything?
Well, as some of you know I was just in Mexico for the second time this year. The first trip revolved around rest and relaxation. However, this trip was all about action and adventure.
I attended a press trip for Woodward, which is basically a camp and training center for extreme sports much like those that the Rocket Power kids would do. There was so much excitement around this trip in the extreme sports community because Woodward was opening its first outpost in Latin America, where this kind of sport is surprisingly popular, and it has a bit of a different model since it is on property of the Hard Rock Riviera Maya.